Stlbham From United States of America, joined May 1999, 443 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1163 times:
In in earlier post the Chautauqua web site was posted and I went to look. I remember Chautauqua annoucing they were going to start Regional Jet service out of STL, Doing business as TWE. When going to this link which shows there route map it only shows turbo prop service out of STL. Am I color bling with their legend on the map or do they really not have any RJ service out of STL?
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1918 posts, RR: 10 Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1097 times:
There are no RJ flights as of yet. There will be to Shreveport, Cincinnatti, and Pensacola eventually. Right now, just SAABS to Waterloo, Sioux City, Lexington, Ft. Wayne, and Lincoln. I look for STL to expand more very soon. Rumor has it that several flight lines will be relocated from Ft. Wayne to St. Louis.
J32driver From United States of America, joined May 2000, 399 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1078 times:
You expect the Chatauqua Ops in STL to expand "very soon"... yeah, probably about the same time TSA runs head long into SERIOUS labor problems with its pilots. Probably about the 13th or so.............. Stay tuned boys and girls!
Crjmech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 260 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1068 times:
Ever since I saw that Chautauqua would be flying Trans States old routes here in California, I've had this sneaking suspicion.....and this thread proves it. TWA appears to have woke up to the fact that TSA sucks and is beginning to replace them. I thought that their problems with their flight crews was over, but J32driver alludes to more difficulty ahead. Strike now, brother! Down with Hulas! Good luck Chautauqua!
Thou shalt mind thine altitude,lest the ground reach up and smite thee.
FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6050 posts, RR: 25 Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1058 times:
Any idea on what the chances that Pensacola might actually see Chautauqua service? If so, what kind of time frame are we looking at? 3 months.....6 months....a year?
I fly regularly between PNS and ORD and I always have to connect since we don't have direct service. Usually, I go through ATL with DL, but I would be willing to give TWA a try if they begin service with Chautauqua. Connecting via STL would be a change of scenery from ATL.
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1049 times:
Cody, you say the rumor has several flight lines relocating from FWA to STL. I know they have a crew-base and MX hub there and offer 5 scheduled Saab's to STL and 7 to PIT. Of all that, what is affected if your rumor pans out. Will the crew and/or MX base close, and will the service be affected? I was hoping for RJs from FWA to both STL and PIT. Could you please be specific, I am VERY curious. Thanks!!!
Acvitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 921 posts, RR: 13 Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1052 times:
Cody, I had not heard anything like your rumor. Although possible I do not see the benefit to Chautauqua.
As far as PNS. It was/is on the list of TW ERJ cities. However TWA has gotten smart and is shifting resources. Chautauqua is adding commuter ERJs in some marginal TWA markets like CVG and FWA where DC-9s and MD80s were too much. Those planes are being reallocated to new routes and expanding better existing ones.
As a result Chautauqua will likely have to take a few more ERJs before they begin the genuine new city growth that will include markets like PNS and AVL
Rockford Il is a priority and will be a mixed TWA/Chautauqua market before PNS. Timeframe for PNS is likely to be 6 mos or more.
TSA ERJs will be interesting. TWA is having issues with TSA and I am not sure if we will continue to see new TSA cities continue to come on line.
One rumor I had heard was that Southwest would like out of STL due to congestion and would like in to Mid America. If so the East Terminal would be up for grabs and one could expect a massive shuffle of resources and carriers at STL.
The Main Terminal could become all TWA Term A for commuter Operations and Terms B-C-D could become all TWA. East Terminal would service all other airlines.
Another proposal has TWA taking A-B-C-D and moving commuters to the far D gates near the east terminal with OALs moving to the east terminal.
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1918 posts, RR: 10 Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1026 times:
No the FWA maintenance base is not going to close anytime soon. You will probably see no reduction in service at all. The only thing I have heard, and this was just one of those rumors, is that the lines that pilots bid will shift some to STL. So instead of a FWA crew going to do STL work, a STL crew would come to FWA. No plans to close anything at FWA including the crew base. It will just be more of a USAir base than a TWA one. this is just a crazy rumor that really means nothing to the traveling public. They will see no difference.
Stlbham From United States of America, joined May 1999, 443 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 995 times:
I have just a few question regarding this thread. The first one is where are or (is) the regional jet(s) flying in TWA colors currently flying out of? My second question is why would TWA want to take over terminal B at Lambert for their full size jets? I believe this concourse is to small for full size jets and only has i believe one or two jetways that are now accepting twa full size jet? I dont believe that the other carriers would be happy moving to east terminal, although it is the newest thing in the airport. To far away from all the rest of the airport, althought its a short ride on the metro link.
TWAneedsHELP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 981 times:
Southwest is moving to MidAmerica Airport? While this means, some room may open up at Lambert for TW, what does this mean on a competitive scale? I know little of this MidAmerica Airport except that its a Pan Am destination and its quite small. Locationwise how does it compare to Lambert? How large is MidAmerica, would it have room for WN to expand, and challenge more TW mainline flights? Doesn't it have like 9 gates total? If WN does move, will more airlines follow suit?